YoDiceRoll11
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January 27th, 2012 at 9:20:48 PM permalink
If the line for Wiz's finish time is at 90 minutes I'll take the under!
JohnnyQ
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January 28th, 2012 at 8:32:15 PM permalink
Fun fact from the FAQ section of the Lung Assoc website:

- Climbers will climb 1455 steps which equals 108 floors !

Wiz: Where do you train for an event like this ? Do you go
to one of the high rise towers and just find a stairwell ?
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EvenBob
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January 28th, 2012 at 10:00:04 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Climbers will climb 1455 steps which equals 108 floors !



Thats odd because the Empire State Building
has 102 floors and 1860 stair steps.
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January 29th, 2012 at 3:32:31 AM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Wiz: Where do you train for an event like this ? Do you go to one of the high rise towers and just find a stairwell ?



I think I'll hit the stair machine at the gym. When I was training for Mount Shasta and Hood in the summer I would do 300 flights at a time. Note that it is a lot easier to climb a flight on those machines than a real flight. Same with the running machines.

Quote: EvenBob

Thats odd because the Empire State Building has 102 floors and 1860 stair steps.



I agree, there is no way the Stratosphere is 108 stories. If the Empire State Building is 18.24 steps per floor. Using that ratio, the Stratosphere would be 80 floors.
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Slowride
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February 7th, 2012 at 12:36:22 PM permalink
Time to bring something good back to the top of the pile. Hope you can raise
more for a good cause.

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February 9th, 2012 at 10:15:58 AM permalink
I've donated $40 just now, Mike, with an attempted match from my company! Have fun on the climb.
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February 9th, 2012 at 10:23:18 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

I've donated $40 just now, Mike, with an attempted match from my company! Have fun on the climb.



Thanks! The other day I did 200 flights on the stair machine at the gym to prepare. I want to impress you guys with a good time.
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DJTeddyBear
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February 9th, 2012 at 11:19:57 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I agree, there is no way the Stratosphere is 108 stories. If the Empire State Building is 18.24 steps per floor. Using that ratio, the Stratosphere would be 80 floors.

Hmmm....

I think there is a difference between "Story" and "Floor". I.E. Since the stratosphere doesn't have actual floors, they just divide the height by a standard distance between stories - and that standard is probably less than the actual distance in buildings like the Empire State Building.




Just out of curiosity, what are the bail-out options if a climber can't make it?
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Ayecarumba
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February 9th, 2012 at 11:20:33 AM permalink
If the Wizard gets to $500 in pledges, he gets a sweatshirt too:


Hopefully, the sleeves will be of equal length.
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EvenBob
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February 9th, 2012 at 11:28:54 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Thanks! The other day I did 200 flights on the stair machine at the gym to prepare.



Why don't they have stair machines that look
like miniature escalators. It would be a better
workout.
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